Category Archives: Special Features
During the course of Star Trek, we’ve seen many engineering tools. As with so many props on Star Trek, these engineering tools are often an exercise in minim
We sometimes get questions about the “No Smoking” sign we have in our Star Trek Phase II transporter room:There were no “No Smoking” signs in The Original Series–neither on the bridge nor in the transporter room. Other than an appearance on the Earth-like planet in the episode “Miri,” the first appearance of a “No Smoking” sign (and fire extinguishers) is in the second Star Trek movie The Wrath of Khan. Director Nicholas Meyer wanted to add a few touches that make the Star Trek universe and the people in it seem a little more real and a little more “like us” and not quite so idealized people of the future.
Folks who watched CBS’s The Big Bang Theory on Thursday May 3, 2012 got to see a nice Star Trek reference (which isn’t surprising, of course: The Big Bang Theory is often full of Star Trek references). In this episode (“The Launch Acceleration”–Story by Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro & Jim Reynolds; Teleplay by Bill Prady, Steve Holland & Maria Ferrari; Directed by Mark Cendrowski), neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler, Ph.D.
The path the old full-sized Galileo shuttlecraft prop has taken since Star Trek finished production back in 1969 is been a convoluted path. After changing hands a couple of times and remaining mostly in California, it was bought by Ms. Lynne Miller in 1989 and shipped by train to her home in Ohio where some restoration efforts had begin.
As long as I had a post about Mister Spock’s Jeppesen CSG-1 aviation slide rule: …it probably makes sense to talk about Spock’s other slide rule that we saw in a few Star Trek epiosdes. He used a different (yet nevertheless remarkably similar) device in a few other Trek episodes.
One of those obscure props that shows up from time to time in Star Trek is what’s called an “E-6B Flight Computer.” Probably the best shot of this prop is from “The Naked Time” (where Mr. Spock uses the device to somehow help him calculate some of the details of the breakup of the planet Psi 2000): Its actual first appearance is in “The Corbomite Maneuver” where it can be seen lying on the table next to Mr.
Created as a little “Stocking Stuffer” for the Star Trek Phase II fans who wait so patiently between episodes, Gravity Arch Media presents a fan film inspired by Star Trek Phase II…
Hello, readers. If you’ve visited the Star Trek: Phase II website recently, then you might already know that we have the incredibly good fortune to be able to count